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Dr. George F. Kresak

Born: Thu., Nov. 2, 1933
Died: Thu., May 12, 2011


12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., May 15, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., May 15, 2011
Location: Harris Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., May 16, 2011

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KRESAK—Dr. George F., 77, passed away May 12, 2011 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.  Born Nov. 2, 1933, in Johnstown, son of the late George J. and Anna M. (Kmett) Kresak.  Survived by loving wife Alberta “Bunny” (Pudliner) Kresak, children: Michelle, wife of Joseph Smith Jr. of Yorktown, VA, George and longtime partner Christina Kiaer, of Chicago, Mark married to the former Jennifer Lichty, of Johnstown, Glenn, married to Dina Osterbloom, of Sarver, Kristine, married to Randy Cortese, of Elton and Melissa married to Alan Forish of Thomas Mills, and these precious grandchildren: Jessica, Jennifer, Joseph III, Zora, Jonas, Tristin, Dylan, Ava, Joshua, and Ally: sisters Betty (Kresak) Krents, widow of Richard Krents, and Janet (Kresak) Patcher, widow of John P. Patcher and nieces and nephews.  George attended Johnstown Catholic High School, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Moxham campus), and Loyola Medical School in Chicago.  Before college, George worked briefly at Bethlehem Steel and then served 4 years in the Air Force during the Korean War as a military policeman. He completed his internship and residency at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.  Upon completion, George established a long-time family practice located in Roxbury, serving generations of local families.  He served as the president of the medical staff at Conemaugh and was involved in the residency program for over 40 years, retaining active membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians. George was the medical director of Hiram G. Andrews Center for many years.  The team physician for the Johnstown Jets during the filming of “Slapshot”, George enjoyed stitching up the Johnstown Jets at their home games during the days of the “Hanson Brothers”.  A life-long Pittsburgh sports enthusiast and avid golfer, George and his wife Bunny enjoyed Saturday night dinners at Rizzo’s in Windber.  George will be sadly missed by loving wife, family, friends, colleagues, and patients.   The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, from 12-4 and 6-8 at Harris Funeral Home in Richland, where services will be held on Monday, at 10 am.  Entombment, Richland Cemetery Mausoleum.  The family suggests donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, River Walk Corp. Center, Ste. 441, E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA  15219, in memory of Dr. George F. Kresak . Online condolences can be made to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com

Charitable donations may be made in Dr. George's memory to the following organization:

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
River Walk Corp. Center, Ste 441, E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Lynne Williams
   Posted Fri May 13, 2011
Bunny and Family,

So sorry to hear about George. I know he will be missed by all but he is now at peace and not suffering. If I can do anything for you please call me. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Lynne Williams

J. Robert & Jean W. New
   Posted Sat May 14, 2011
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. George was not only our wonderful family doctor, he was our friend.

When we moved into Johnstown our family became his patients when he was in partnership with Dr. Cardellino and all the way to the time he left private practice.

Unfortunately we will be unable to visit the funeral home.

Bob and Jean New

Owen K. Morgan, MD
   Posted Sat May 14, 2011
I hadn''t seen George for a good while. I considered him a friend and excellent physician, for some family members, and I am very sorry for his illness, and your loss.. .......Owen

Bobbi Kikta
   Posted Sat May 14, 2011
Bunny, So sorry to hear of George''s passing. He was respected and admired personally and professionally. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

joann and lisa danielli
   Posted Mon May 16, 2011
You have our deepest sympathy and prayers at this time of your loss. He was a great doctor and man we miss him alot.

Denise Sapolich
   Posted Mon May 16, 2011
Sorry to hear about George, he was always a gentleman. I wish you peace and strength.

Nancy Borosky
   Posted Wed May 18, 2011
Bunny, George was not only my doctor, he was my coworker and friend.He was so great with the doctor & friend advice when my Dad (Toots Trautman) was so ill with all his strokes. He didn''t think he was God like some Dr.s He was human trying to do a tough job the best he could. For that I''m greatful
So you and your family take comfort that he led the best life he could, did the best he could, had great compassion for the people he served, under not the best of health. Now he''s at rest. I will greatly mess my friend. You are all in my prayers.

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